Police: Man at center of standoff was shooting a BB gun

Police: Man at center of standoff was shooting a BB gun
Police arrived at the Dawson Village Apartments early Monday morning after they said a man fired several shots in the parking lot. Investigators later determined the man had been shooting a BB gun. (KATU photo)

GRESHAM, Ore. - A man who police say fired a BB gun at a woman and then holed up inside an apartment ended up in jail.

The incident happened just before midnight Sunday at an apartment complex in the 17300 block of Northeast Halsey Street.

According to the Gresham Police Department, officers were called there on reports that a man was firing a gun at a woman. When police arrived, they tried to speak to the man but he went into one of the apartments.

A standoff ensued and police tried to talk to the man by phone, but the conversations were short and sporadic. However, a few hours later, 45-year-old Albert Gerrard LeRay walked out of the apartment and was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators located a BB gun they believe LeRay had used. They also discovered that LeRay and the woman had, at one point, been in a domestic relationship and there had been some type of argument.

LeRay is now facing one count of menacing, one count of fourth-degree assault and one count of second-degree criminal mischief. He also had a warrant from an unrelated case.